US Dept of Labor

Occupational Safety & Health AdministrationWe Can Help

Back to Safety and Health Topics Page

Resources for Safety and Health Program Elements

Implementation of workplace safety and health programs is an essential factor in reducing the extent and severity of work-related injuries and illnesses. OSHA's experience in the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) has also indicated that effectively managing safety and health protection programs can reduce workers' compensation costs and improve employee morale and productivity. The following references were selected to assist in developing a safety and health program for nursing homes and personal care facilities.

General Safety and Health Program Resources
  • Safety & Health Management Systems. OSHA eTool. Discusses four crucial questions that should be asked when developing and implementing a safety and health program. The best Safety and Health Programs involve every level of the organization, instilling a safety culture that reduces accidents for workers and improves the bottom line for managers.
  • $afety Pays Program. OSHA, (2008, June 5). Assists employers in estimating the costs of occupational injuries and illnesses and the impact on a company's profitability.
  • Safety and Health Add Value. OSHA Publication 3180. Also available as a 200 KB PDF, 6 pages. Describes how safety and health add value to your business, your workplace, and your life.
  • For more information, see OSHA's Injury and Illness Prevention Programs Safety and Health Topics Page.

*Accessibility Assistance: Contact OSHA's Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management at (202) 639-2300 for assistance accessing PDF materials.

All other documents, that are not PDF materials or formatted for the web, are available as Microsoft Office® formats and videos and are noted accordingly. If additional assistance is needed with reading, reviewing or accessing these documents or any figures and illustrations, please also contact OSHA's Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management at (202) 639-2300.

**eBooks - EPUB is the most common format for e-Books. If you use a Sony Reader, a Nook, or an iPad you can download the EPUB file format. If you use a Kindle, you can download the MOBI file format.

Back to Top

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor’s Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close